La Porte Post 83 drops state tourney opener

La Porte Post 83 Hamon Gray, an American Legion Junior Division baseball team, fell behind early and lost 9-3 to Valparaiso Post 94 in a state tournament opener on Thursday in Kokomo. La Porte scored first in the bottom of the first inning with Spencer Noveroske’s single and Nick Lemon’s RBI. Valpo Post 94 took the lead for good with a four-run second on a pair of base hits. Post 83 struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Valpo Post 94, giving up nine runs, two earned. La Porte’s Noah Christian took the loss, surrendering four runs on three hits in two innings, striking out one. Noveroske led Post 83 with two hits in four at-bats. La Porte next plays in an elimination game Friday at 6:30 p.m. CDT at Kokomo’s CFD Investment Stadium at Highland Park.

Local golf scores from Wednesday

July 17 Par-Tee Women Golfers: A Flight — Low Gross: Sharon Brazel, Low Net: Sharon Weber, Low Putts: Sharon Weber, Event: Linda Gorman, Sharon Weber. B Flight — Low Gross: Linda Hirsch, Low Net: Linda Hirsch, Low Putts: Jane Shuger, Event: Carol Tylisz. C Flight — Low Gross: Kathleen Reinmuth, Sarah Moody, Low Net: Dee Goeing, Low Putts: Dee Goeing, Event: Kathleen Reinmuth.

Grand Prix Golf Outing July 31

The Great Lakes Grand Prix Golf Outing, sponsored by the Visit Michigan City LaPorte tourism bureau, will be July 31 at the Michigan City Municipal Golf Course. Lunch from Jimmy John's will be at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Cost is $100 per player or $400 per foursome with drinks and prizes included. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Proceeds benefit Reins of Life, a not-for-profit organization that serves children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted activities. For more information or to pre-register, contact Chris Magnuson at 219-873-1516 or cmagnuson@emichigancity.com. Golfers can also sign up at the course.

Dunes Volleyball Club Young Guns Camp

Dunes Volleyball Club is offering a Young Guns Camp this summer. These camps are designed to introduce volleyball to younger players by teaching them the skills of ball handling, hitting and serving. They use lighter volleyballs and lower nets, emphasizing teamwork, hustle and fun. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 10 and under and is at the Dunes Events Center, 110 Clear Lake Blvd., La Porte, from July 29-Aug. 1. The Big Dogs Camp is from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and is for 9-10-year-olds and under. Pre-registration discount costs $50. Same-day sign-up costs $55. The Volley Tots Camp is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and is for 6-8-year-olds and under. Pre-registration discount costs $30. Same-day sign-up costs $35. The Volley Tikes Camp is from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and is for 5-year-olds and under. Pre-registration discount costs $20. Same-day sign-up costs $25.

Check the website www.dunes.org to register and for more information. You may also contact Rick Ashmore at rashmore@dunes.org with questions. You do not have to be a member of Dunes Volleyball Club to participate in its summer camps. Make checks payable to Dunes Volleyball Club. In order to receive the pre-registration discount, registration form and payment must be submitted before the first day of camp.

MC boys soccer open field/conditioning continues

Open fields and conditioning for Michigan City High School boys soccer is being held during the summer on Mondays through Thursdays. All incoming freshmen through seniors are welcome. Meet at the fields on the east side of the high school. Contact David Harris at dharris02@mcas.k12.in.us for more info.

La Porte Wreckers 9U-14U travel baseball tryouts

The La Porte Wreckers, a part-time travel program for participants in the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department Boys Baseball program, will hold tryouts in August. Ages 9-11 will tryout from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 3 at Kesling Park, and ages 12-14 will try out from noon-2 p.m. Aug. 11 at Jeff DeCamp Field (ages as of April 30, 2020).

The program offers part-time travel teams for 9U-14U divisions. (Age groups are offered depending upon the number of players interested and may be combined). Teams work out in the fall through early October, and then, begin winter workouts in January. Teams participate in tournaments from April through July. Teams will be selected by the Wreckers coaching staff, with oversight from league administrators and coaches. There is no fee to try out, however, if selected, players must pay a fee, possibly participate in fundraising, and commit to the full schedule and participation in the Boys Baseball spring/summer program.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, they’re able to offer financial assistance for families of potential participants. Scholarship forms are available at the Park Office. For more information, contact the Park Office at 219-326-9600.

New Prairie Ironmen 12U baseball tryouts

The New Prairie Ironmen 12U baseball team will host tryouts for the 2019-20 season at Prairie View Elementary on the following dates: July 25 at 5:30 p.m. CDT and July 29 at 5:30 p.m. CDT. If interested in participating in a tryout to become an Ironmen player: Pre-register by emailing the following to npironmen@gmail.com: Player name, birthdate, prior team (if any), position(s) played, bats R/L, throws R/L, parent’s name, email address, and phone number.

They’ll field a team of 11 players for the 2019-20 season. They plan to travel three to four times per year overnight with the majority of the tournaments within driving distance. They do a significant amount of fundraising to keep their costs low. They begin indoor training in late November and work together as a team until the end of July. They do practice indoors in the winter and spring and play about 10 to 12 tourneys in a season and do play on most holidays (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, etc.).

Play Day Golf Outing today

The La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership will host the 45th Annual Play Day Golf Outing today at Beechwood. The outing begins with registration at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start for golfers at 9. Cost is $550 for teams of four. The event is sponsored by Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa, the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Walsh & Kelly, Inc., Qubit Networks and Dermody For Mayor. The outing includes a hole-in-one contest sponsored by Sauers Buick GMC, the fastest hole contest sponsored by the South Bend International Airport and a putting contest sponsored by Lakeshore Promotions and Gifts. Hole and tee sign sponsorships are still available. For more information or to register, call 219-324-8584.

Drifters Golf Outing today

The Michigan City Drifters Scholarship 9 Hole Women’s Golf Play Day for all skill levels will be today at the M.C. Municipal Course. Cost is $50 per golfer or $200 per team. The fee includes lunch with games at every hole. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30. There is a $20 donation for lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) with access to women-owned business vendors. The Drifters will also award its annual scholarships to high school seniors showcasing leadership, community service and academics. For details on the event or the various sponsorships, contact michigancitydrifters@gmail.com or Angie Nelson Deuitch at 219-561-6389.

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